Scott Weideman, a 49-year-old Harrison Township resident, was arrested and put behind bars on Monday May 12 after being found driving on a suspended driver’s license for the 24th time. According to Detroit News, Weideman was pulled over in Mount Clemens while driving a Ford E250 U-Haul van. Weideman admitted to the Macomb County Sheriff’s deputy that his license was suspended. Upon check with the SOS’s office, the deputy discovered that Weideman had been convicted for driving with a suspended license 23 times in the past.
Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodhams said that the last time Weideman was able to get a drivers license was 2004; he also admitted that 23 convictions for driving with a suspended license is uncommon. He went on to say that individuals face a misdemeanor charge when being found guilty of driving with a suspended license for the third time.
If Weideman’s driver’s license were to be revoked, he would not be able to pay the applicable fines and regain his privilege to drive, according to Woodhams. He would have to request and win a hearing with the SOS DAAD.
Weideman and a passenger who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for OWI were taken to the Macomb County Jail.
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